Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Sent by Postcard Produces Baby Mice
Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Sent by Postcard Produces Baby Mice
Rather than relying on samples that need to be shipped in glass vials and on ice, researchers have developed a new method that allows mouse sperm to be sent easily at room temperature using standard mail delivery.
Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Sent by Postcard Produces Baby Mice
Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Sent by Postcard Produces Baby Mice

Rather than relying on samples that need to be shipped in glass vials and on ice, researchers have developed a new method that allows mouse sperm to be sent easily at room temperature using standard mail delivery.

Rather than relying on samples that need to be shipped in glass vials and on ice, researchers have developed a new method that allows mouse sperm to be sent easily at room temperature using standard mail delivery.

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